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Botnia Agrees to Suspend Work on Uruguay Pulp Mill

March 27, 2006 (Press Release) - The presidents of Uruguay and Argentina have agreed to have a meeting on Wednesday, 29 March to discuss the pulp mill projects in Uruguay.

With the purpose of contributing to opening a space for dialogue between the republics of Uruguay and Argentina and answering the requests made by Presidents Tabaré Vazquez and Nestor Kirchner, Botnia is willing to suspend, during a maximum period of 90 days, the works of installation of the pulp mill that is being built in the city of Fray Bentos, Department of Rio Negro in Uruguay.

The Uruguayan government has informed that in this period of time both countries will study the environmental impact that the mills could generate in the region. To facilitate this, the company will give all the information needed in order to clarify the doubts that might exist and to ensure the correct conditions of operation and control of the pulp mills.

SOURCE: Botnia




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